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Private soldier, Royal Sussex Division
My Great Grandfather gave his Life along with 14:000 others that day in the battle of Loos, he was a son, a brother and husband to Minnie, Father to Joyce my Gran and Grt Gran, he died in terrible circumstances, was the first time they used gas.
Submitted by: Joanne Jordan
Sapper 1918660 Royal Engineers (Volunteered into TA, Pontypridd)
Badly injured at Dunkirk when bomb fell near his fox hole. Saved by his brother when he fell into the sea while boarding boat. Deafened and had severe nose bleeds over his short life. My Dad lived to make a good husband & father. Died aged 48 in 1961
Submitted by: Peter Davies
Royal Artillery 3 Bty - 4 HAA Regt.
From Cannock Staffs. Son, brother, uncle, friend. Killed in action 28 May 1940. Buried in the village of Bray-Dunes with 5 of his comrades. “Sunshine passes, shadows fall but love and memories outlast all” RIP.
Submitted by: ernest young
Squadron Leader RAF Medical Service
Dad, always thinking of you at this time, sorry time was short to know you more, as I was a young girl when you passed away. I do remember your cheeky smile and to hear great and funny stories about your time in service. Loved and never forgotten.
Submitted by: Deborah Tierney
W2983 Stoker 2nd Class
To my Uncle Tom, much loved son and brother and uncle. Though I never got to meet you, my mum, your sister, made you come alive in my mind! It is with love, respect and honor we remember you. You will never be forgotten.
Submitted by: Gaye Marks
Private 24th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces
Thomas Urquhart joined the AIF in 1915. He trained at Broadmeadows, transported to Egypt, and then was sent to Gallipoli in the summer of 1915. After being evacuated in December he was sent to France where he met his fate in July at Pozière/Mouquet.
Submitted by: Iain Hastie
Private in 8th Battalion of the Parachute Regt.
Jumped on D-Day and on Operation Varsity. Killed in action, 24th March 1945. He was my uncle. Although I never met him he has been an inspiration ever since I learned of his actions during the war.
Submitted by: Mike Chittenden